SAN ANTONIO -- George Strait’s home has been put up for sale, Texas wind energy projects are in limbo after the house vote on tax reform, and heels go high tech. It’s all in today’s Jane King Report.
George Strait's Home For Sale
Country music superstar George Strait is now selling his longtime home, a 12-acre adobe estate in San Antonio. The price of the home is available "upon request."
An article in MansionGlobal.net states Strait built the home in the mid-1990’s. The listing agent said they are not advertising the house is Strait's home because he doesn’t like the limelight.
So what do you get for your money? The realtor's website shows the Bill Tull-designed house is a 7925 square feet home that has a 3 bedroom, 4 full bath, and 2 half bath main house and a 1 bedroom, 1 bath "Casita" that includes a kitchenette. You'll also get 14 fireplaces, an infinity edge pool/spa with mosaic finish overlooking picturesque views of Downtown San Antonio & Texas Hill Country, a sport court, a workout room and a walk-in safe room.
The article on MansionGlobal.com states the mansion was built by "sculptor-turned-architect Bill Tull," who actually moved to San Antonio with his team to build the made-from-100%-adobe home. They say Tull's style is "recognizable by its blend of Moorish- and Pueblo-influences."
Wind Energy Tax Credit May End
Wind energy backers were unable to convince House members to allow the production tax credit to continue its planned phase out by 2019.
The Senate plan does not include that new wind phase out, which would slash tax credits for projects already in the pipeline.
Keystone Pipeline Spill
A drop in pressure was detected at the Keystone Pipeline indicating there was a leak.
Crews shut down the pipeline. About 210,000 gallons of oil were spilled.
The spill comes just days before a crucial decision next Monday by the Public Service Commission in Nebraska over whether to grant a permit for a new, long-delayed sister pipeline called Keystone XL.
Facebook to Live Stream NCAA games for free
Facebook will live stream this season’s NCAA basketball games for free.
The social media giant announced Thursday it has acquired exclusive rights to 47 college basketball games for the 2017-18 season.
It will feature matchups from conferences including Mountain West, West Coast Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10.
A new pair of high tech heels can transform into flats with the push of a button.
A start-up footwear company wants to make women’s feet a little more comfortable.
Runway Heels has infused the new pumps with technology designed by Silicon Valley engineers, which allows the heels to retract into the shoe in a few seconds whenever the wearer wants to go from business to pleasure.